How to enable concurrent users in Windows 8
Microsoft offers Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on Windows, which allows remote desktop connections. While most of the Windows versions include RDP client, it’s only with the Professional, Unlimited and Server editions that offer RDP server to accept incoming connections.
Microsoft restricts the client edition on Windows to a single concurrent user, whether remote or desktop. So, if you try to log onto two or more accounts in a Windows 8 PC, a pop-up message will appear on your screen saying – ‘Another user is signed in, If you continue, they will be disconnected. Do you want to sign in anyway? Yes/No’. Basically, if this message appears on your computer screen it means that you may switch users, but only one user can have access at any given time. Nonetheless, it will keep alive the data of all users.
To be on the safer side, create a system restore point or back up the termsrv.dll file in c:\windows\system32 folder; this will ensure that just in case anything went wrong along the way, you would have the backup to revert to. To help you alter the default setting and allow multiple concurrent users to log on to your Windows 8-based computer through remote desktop, we have compiled the steps below:
- Download Windows 8 Patcher.exe. (Note: This patcher is for Windows 8)
- Once the patcher is downloaded, double-click the file and run it. This will automatically restart your computer in 8 seconds.
With these simple steps you have made the following changes –
- To patch the term.srv.dll that allows multiple concurrent users to log in.
- To make registry changes that will allow Terminal Server (TS) connection in.
fDenyTSConnections (DWORD) = 0
fSingleSessionPerUser (DWORD) = 0
Wasn’t the process simple? Put an end to your long wait with these really simple and handy tips. You can now enjoy multiple concurrent users log in Windows 8 through Remote Desktop. Carry on with your tasks and make sure you enjoy uninterrupted computing experiences hereafter.